(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Ms. Cai Shufen was a kindergarten principal at the Dalian Heavy Duty Machinery Company Ltd. in Liaoning Province. Various levels of the Party considered her a main target for persecution. She passed away on September 1, 2005.

Ms. Cai Shufen was 65 years old. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she had various sicknesses such as lupus nephritis (1). She started practicing in 1993, and through the practice she became healthy. She introduced Falun Gong to friends, relatives and neighbors. She coordinated various practice sites and study groups in the Xianglujiao District, Dalian.

After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, the Dalian City Police Station, the Dalian Xigang District Police Division, the Xianglujiao Police Department and the Xianglujiao local street officials targeted her for persecution as they considered her a key local practitioner in the area. They detained, tortured and harassed her over a long period of time.

In early 2000, the officials detained Ms. Cai for a month for practicing the exercises outdoors. In October 2000, she went to Beijing to clarify the truth. When she came back from Beijing, she was sentenced to 2 years in a forced labor camp. During the time of her detention, they tortured her. She succumbed to the torture and brainwashing and acted against her conscience. When she left the labor camp, she was able to understand what had happened and wrote a Solemn Declaration and resumed the practice. She also helped other practitioners to resume their practice on the right path.

In October 2002, the Jinnanlu Police Department detained her for 3 months. In the winter of 2003, she was clarifying the truth to a security guard in Dalian Liande District. He reported her to the authorities and the Lianhelu Police Department arrested her. She went on a hunger strike for 12 days and came out of the detention center nobly.

Over the course of 6 years of persecution, Mr. Cai Shufen suffered intense pressure and pain due to the harassment from the officers at the police stations and local officials. In June 2005, the Xianglujiao Police Department announced that they would arrest her again; she and her family were under much pressure. On September 1, 2005, she passed away.

September 18, 2005

Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease of the immune system. SLE causes harm to the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain.